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Plastic - the new energy source

Queensland University of Technology's research to develop cheap plastic solar cells to charge mobile phones and other electronic devices has been boosted with the installation of one of the most powerful nanotechnology microscopes in the world.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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New insights into hyperthermia cancer therapy

Researchers have shown that the amount of heat generated by magnetic nanoparticles can be understood when both the physical and hydrodynamic size distributions for the samples are known to high accuracy.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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Single molecule detection of a cancer biomarker

Using a nano-enhanced version of a device capable of detecting the smallest viruses in solution, researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University have demonstrated that they can detect a single cancer marker protein without the use of fluorescent labels.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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Nanoparticles, made to order - inside and out

A new coating technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), combined with a novel nanoparticle-manufacturing technology developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may offer scientists a way to quickly mass-produce tailored nanoparticles that are specially coated for specific medical applications.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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Nanoparticles enhance RNA interference

Nanoparticles that deliver short strands of RNA offer a way to treat cancer and other diseases by shutting off malfunctioning genes. Although this approach has shown some promise, scientists are still not sure exactly what happens to the nanoparticles once they get inside their target cells. Understanding the mechanism of delivery is an important step to meet regulatory requirements along the drug approval process. A new study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sheds light on the nanoparticles? fate and suggests new ways to maximize delivery of the RNA strands they are carrying, known as short interfering RNA (siRNA).

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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Boron nitride nanotubes - a new chapter in a nanotechnology 'super material' story

The NIA Research and Innovation Laboratories in Hampton is where National Institute of Aerospace Research Fellow Dr. Cheol Park, NASA's Dr. Catharine Fay and a team of nanotechnology experts from both renowned organizations are working together to create and enhance a groundbreaking ability to synthesize high quality samples of boron nitride nanotubes

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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Nanotechnology and human health

Addressing medium- and long-term expectations for human health, this book reviews current scientific and technical developments in nanotechnology for biomedical, agrofood, and environmental applications.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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Nanomaterials in tissue engineering: Fabrication and applications

Nanomaterial technologies can be used to fabricate high-performance biomaterials with tailored physical, chemical, and biological properties. Nanomaterials are therefore currently the development focus for emerging biomedical technologies such as scaffolding, tissue regeneration, and controlled drug delivery. This important book provides readers with a thorough overview of this developing field.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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Researchers design robust nanoparticles for crude oil recovery

Scientists prepared magnetic shell cross-linked knedel-like nanoparticles for removal of environmental pollutants and determined their loading capabilities. These well-defined nanoparticles showed efficient oil sorption capacity of 10-fold their initial dry weight when introduced into an aqueous environment polluted with a complex crude oil.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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Idealer Nanokristall aus Massenkunststoff hergestellt

Polyethylen ist ein Massenkunststoff, der in vielen Haushaltsgegenständen zu finden und daher besonders preiswert herzustellen ist. Einem Forscherteam aus Konstanz, Bayreuth und Berlin gelang es nun, aus diesem Kunststoff einen idealen Nanokristall zu synthetisieren.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2013

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